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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
-mails that paula broadwell sent to a tampa woman, who knew the two generals, david petraeus and john allen even as the president for the first time today spoke about the scandal. at his news conference, the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that david petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington and staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may, when general john allen received an e-mail called "kelley patrol." sources say they said stay away from her, sources close to him said she could ruin him allen she had not sent the e-mail but was concerned she was stalked or electronically hacked, referring to a meeting that she and general allen that she and general allen scheduled. sources say they received four different e-mails, telling jill, she is up to no good, asking him, do you know what your wife is doing when she has different with general petraeus? officials say the e-mail had enough inappropriate inform
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00am PST
to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. chris: but john boehner is holding firm against one of the president's main campaign pledges. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again, everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. chris: in your book, the price of politics, a heck of a book. you talk about how debt negotiations fell apart the last time, we tried it in the summer of 2011. will the speaker, we just saw, have the strength to lead his party even if he has to fight for the tea party? >> their camouflage is tax reform and they're going to do that over time. so the rates could come down. the really interesting thing is when you examine the detail of this, last year they were close. they actually could have worked out some agreement and it blew up because of the president asking for more revenue and that was the limit for them. i think it is a moment of necessity to a certain extent. they can't avoid this now. chris: reporting challeng
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
john allen, is connected to jill kelley. details ahead. >>> plus a late night search by the fbi of paula broadwell's home in charlotte. all of this as we face incredibly wide swinging weather patterns that seem to defy anything we've seen before. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, november 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. there are stunning new details in the scandal that brought down cia chief general david petraeus. the news comes just days before four-star general john allen was to appear at a confirmation hearing for a new role, overseeing our military throughout europe. that nomination is now on hold at the order of the president. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill this morning. tracie. >> reporter: good morning everyone. lawmakers here want some answers and they may get them from the cia and fbi. they have a closed-door briefing on all this coming up tomorrow, a scandal that now involves two decorated generals. >> reporter: kelley is a woman she claimed she felt harassed by anonymous
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
on the personal scandals that have developed. petraeus and afghan war commander john allen, from nbc's andrea mitchell, who broke this story. >> reporter: at his news conference, the president went outs of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: as paula broadwell remained in washington staying with her brother and still not talking, officials say the investigation was triggered in may when general john allen received an e-mail from an account called kelleypatrol. sources close to kelley say it warned the general to stay away from her, that she could ruin him. general allen says people close to jill kelley forwarded it to her on the account she shares with her husband, scott, thinking she had sent it as a joke. sources close to kelley said she had told general allen she had not sent it but was concerned she was being stalked or electronically hacked because the e-mail referred to a meeting she and general allen had scheduled in washington for the following week. in june, pe
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner insisted he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawyer he is, quote, the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about -- >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> at issue here, a perfect economic storm that could have serious consequences. nbc's andrea mitchell breaks it down for you. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory is sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january 21st, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff of large spending cuts and tax increases. >> reporter: so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it's a nightmare combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that congress and the president agreed to to force themselves into a compromise, but so far they haven't agreed on anything. so barring a last-minute fix at the s
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
increased 37%. >>> 4:36 still on the run. police in central america urging john mcphee to turn himself in for questioning. 67-year-old considered a person of interest in the weekend murder of his next door neighbor. it happened in the country of belize. mcphee tells cnbc i have been accused of something i didn't do. i'm moving every four hours and i'm pierful for my life. >>> engineers say they feel confident there's no danger of another slide in daily city but it will take days to clean up that big-time mess, pipe attached to a 978 thousand gallon water tank ruptured early yesterday morning. 45,000 of those gallons rushed right down the avenue in hillside park area. the flooding just took over several blocks. you can see all the mud still out there this morning. partial burying this cars. christie smith will be there. >>> two occupy oakland protesters hit by a car during a street protest last december filed a practical lawsuit. they were marching near 11th and blood way near last year's occupy oakland demonstration on november 2. a car hit the protesters after trying to cross a crowde
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Nov 8, 2012 2:05am PST
better know this, missy, who was the first president to live in the white house, george washington, john adams, thomas jefferson or james madison? >> john adams. >> wow, she knows her stuff. wow. wow. wow. >> the resident act established the nation's first capitol in philadelphia. that's where george washington lived. they built the white house for eight years, cost $232,000 to build the white house. a bargain in today's dollars, but not back then. john adams and abigail moved in in 1800. >> back across to kathy. >> holly jean gifford, can you believe it upstate new york? who was the youngest person to become president, was it james polk, theodore roosevelt, john f. kennedy or bill clinton? >> john f. kennedy. >> that's what i thought, too. >> she's wrong. the correct answer there is -- >> theodore roosevelt. i have all their ages. >> tell us. 1901, theodore roosevelt became president at the age of 42 years and 322 days, youngest president. after his, kennedy, 43 bill clinton, third youngest, 46, then ulysses s grant and barack obama, fifth youngest president, sworn in at 47 years and 16
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
john mcafee is a wanted man. authorities in central america say he may have killed his neighbor. marla tellez is in the newsroom with the mcafee manhunt now under way. >> reporter: good morning. john mcafee sold his anti-virus company for about $100 million. fast forward almost 20 years later and he is now in hiding somewhere in central america. police in belize say the 67-year-old is a person of interest, wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor, 52-year-old greg fall. fall was found shot to death over the weekend on his property in belize where he lives next door to mcafee. mcafee called "wired" magazine to declare his innocence, telling the reporter he believes the government has a vendetta against him. he tells the magazine, quote, under no circumstances am i going to willingly talk to the police in this country. you can say i'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me. there is no question. this is not the first time mcafee has been in trouble with the law. earlier this year in april, his home was raided. officers confiscated weapons and found equipment to make antibiot
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
, but this morning john mcafee is a wanted man. authorities in central america say he may have killed his neighbor. marla tellez joins us in the newsroom with the mcafee manhunt right now in full swing. >> reporter: jon, good morning. john mcafee sold his antivirus company back in 1994 for $100 million. fast forward almost 20 years later to today and the once s l silicon valley goln boy is now in hiding somewhere in central america. police in belize say the 67-year-old is a person of interest wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor, 52-year-old greg fall, seen right here. fall was found shot to death over the weekend on his property in belize where he lives next door to mcafee. mcafee called "wired" magazine telling the reporter he believes the government has a vendetta against him. he told the magazine, quote, under no circumstances am i going to willingly talk to the police in this country. you can say i'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me. there is no question, unquote. unrelated to this investigation and before he went on the run, mcafee told a belize television station he
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
mission district movie house. john waters released a video pledge on youtube to help keep the roxie theater alive. the theater has also created an online donation drive. as of yesterday afternoon, 14,000 of the $60,000 goal had already been raised, so a big name behind that. >> john waters, definitely animated there. he's one of hollywood's most colorful characters. >> i would imagine. >> 5:20 right now. coming up, the big announcement that could keep a popular music festival in the bay area around for a very long time. >>> welcome back, everyone. what a beautiful live look outside this morning, isn't it? some early morning shots, cities all illuminated. we'll check in with christina. it's 5:23. >>> a billing issue over office supplies may put one bay area city in the red. an audit released yesterday shows palo alto was overcharged between $200,000 and $400,000 by office max because it didn't receive discounts laid out in the contract and because of unauthorized changes to pricing. the audit covers the period between november, 2007, and may of last year. on average the city spends $
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Nov 8, 2012 10:00pm PST
this past weekend after hour cane sandy. author andrew solomon, his husband, john solomon, and their 3-year-old son george. >> he knows the word gay. he knows that he has gay dads. i mean to the extent that somebody of his age can know that. he knows that. >> reporter: and george knows about his other family members as well. but it is complicated. six adults. four children, living in three states. we had to make a chart to explain just who is parent to whom. start with friends of andrew and johns, a lesbian couple, laura and tammy. >> i was a donor and therefore the biological father of oliver. then, they asked me to do it again. >> reporter: so john is also the biological father of lucy, but there is more. a close friend of andrews from college blaine who was single at the time had always dreamed of having kids. >> i said, well if you ever decided that you wanted to be a mother i can think of nothing i would feel more honored about than to be the father of your child. so, blaine is the mother of little blaine. >> reporter: with all of this going on, andrew still wanted to be a full time pa
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
, and now general john allen is involved over his correspondence with the original woman, jill kelley. all sounds a little confusing, it is. let's get right to nbc's andrea mitchell who can help us sort it out. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. it is confusing. yet another military general drawn into an fbi investigation that prompted the resignation of cia director david petraeus. marine general john allen replaced david petraeus as commander in afghanistan last year, but allen has now been caught up in the fbi probe that led to petraeus' resignation as cia director. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials announced that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails connected allen to jill kelley, the woman who had first complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails traced to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer and acknowledged mistress. allen, who is married, denies any wrongdoing, and for now remains commander
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Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
house next week to build consensus. >> reporter: earlier in the day, speaker john boehner also sounded a kumbaya theme. >> i am proposing a fiscal cliff together to be averted >> reporter: that gets its name, because at the end of the year if congress does nothing, bush taxes expire, the payroll tax cut expires, emergency unemployment benefits end and $984 billion in automatic cuts and defense and domestic budgets are triggered. they estimate that would cause the economy to take a significant hit, raising unemployment to 9.1% by the end of next year. but the real political sticking point is taxes. the president called on congress to make tax cuts for people making less than $200,000, and making less than $250,000, and drew a line in the sand. >> i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. and on tuesday night, we found out the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> reporter: the president was referring to the tuesday exit poll which indicated nearly 60% of voters would support higher taxes on the wealthy.çó and while john boehner hinted at some taxes going up, he
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00am PST
in silicon valley, but this morning, john mcafee is on the run in belize. he is a person of interest in the death of his neighbor. he lives next door to mcafee. mcafee called "wired" magazine saying they have a vendetta against him. under no circumstances will i talk to the police in this country. you can say i'm paranoid about it, but they will kill me. there is no question. unrelated to the investigation and before he went on the run, mcafee told a belize tv station he hired personal security for his home. >> i can go out at night. yeah, i hire off-duty officers. who wouldn't in my position? i have an officer living on my compound. it makes me feel safe. >> mcafee was first in trouble with the law in april when the police confiscated guns from his home. >>> a total of four people in custody after a shooting in menlo park. the scene leaving neighbors concerned. this happened yesterday before noon. investigators say while making that arrest, they stumbled upon a cache of guns and shell casings. menlo park has been a neighborhood which has experienced an uptick in violence. >> my conc
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
general john allen. the newest headlines in the investigation are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to the journal, allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, seductress, and warned the general about becoming entangled in a relationship with the married socialite. the journal also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes senior law enforcement officials as saying the search conducted at broadwell's home monday night marks a r
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
ads and calls on tv has stopped, making some like those nbc's john yang in ohio feel like they have gotten their lives back. >> reporter: in dublin, ohio, it is the dawn of a new day for this couple. no more campaign ads, robo-calling or mail-ins. >> it is almost like a weight is moved off your shoulders. >> reporter: ohio has been buried under more than 40,000 ads since october one, almost 1400 a day. watching them back-to-back would have taken nearly two weeks. then there were the campaign stops. president obama and mitt romney both visited ohio four of the last six days of the race. >> cleveland really does rock, you know that? >> reporter: and the phone calls, e-mails and door knocks. almost three quarters of the people in ohio say they had heard from a campaign. we first visited the family who both voted for governor romney in late october. >> well, the ads were on continuously from 5:00 in the morning until we go to bed at night. >> reporter: their ordeal became fodder for late-night comedians. on election night, this comedian tweeted let's chip in and send ohio to a well-dese
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00am PST
i was in the first. jonathan karl. >> thank you, mr. president. senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said today they want to have watergate style hearings on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and said if you nominate susan rice to be secretary of state they will do everything in their power to block her nomination as senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> first of all, i'm not going to comment at this point on various nominations i'll put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things that are still being discussed. let me say specifically about susan rice, she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states and our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house. in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and s
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
, john mcphee, sticks his head in the sand. take a look. >>> welcome back. good morning. governor jerry brown in san francisco today attending a meeting of the u.c. board of regents. this is his second straight day of board meetings. one thing not on that agenda, increased fee force students in professional degree programs. governor brown right now is asking the board to delay that issue to allow more time to look into the policies behind the idea. that request coming after the csu board of trustees decides to postpone a vote on a new undergraduate fee structure. governor brown attending yesterday's meeting in long beach and says that he agrees with the board's decision. he also discussed the passage of prop 30 saying it will greatly help public schools and universities but keep in mind that it will not fix everything. >>> 5:13. man on the run. john mcafee say he narrowly escaped the police dragnet in belize. he is wanted for questioning for the murder. >> we were discussing that yesterday. person of interest in his adopted homeland of belize. mcafee has been talked to a reporter and sa
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
crisis. 52 days now until the so-called fiscal cliff. mr. obama and house speaker john boehner laid out their new positions, which sound a lot like their old positions. the president says he will be flexible to a point. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> republicans say they won't budge on taxes unless democrats bring to cut the costs of social security and medicare, starting with the raising the minimum ages to qualify. >>> with the showdown looming over whether the police department guess into receivership, oakland is urging a middle ground. ever since 2000 where there was rampant police corruption, the department has been threatened with a federal takeover unless reforms were implemented. now with a december court date, the city is bracing for a possible tak
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am PST
to talk to 67-year-old john mcafee, founder of the software company mcafee. he sold the company back in 1994 and retired in central america. sunday police found his neighbor shot in the head. they say mcafee is a person of interest in that case. he had been talking to reporters. coming up at 5:00, marla tellez will join us and tell us what he is saying about the charges against him. >>> a total of four people in custody following a shooting in menlo park that has neighbors and residents concerned. it happened yesterday before noon. while making the arrest they stumbled upon a stash of guns, drugs and shell casings. in the past week menlo park has seen an uptick in violence. the violence has concerned and fearful neighbors speaking out. >> my main concern is my family and all of the youngsters that are killing and shooting each other. hopefully that -- maybe this can all come to an end one day hopefully soon. >> for the record nobody died in the shootings we mentioned. investigator say they are still not clear what triggered this incident. >>> the moraga school board is trying to revi
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
is john mcafee? they're urging him to come in for questioning to help solve the murder of his neighbor. the 57-year-old mcafee is considered a person of interest in the weekend shooting of gregory fall. this all happened in belize. mcafee told cnbc, quote, i've been accused of something i didn't do. i am moving every four hours, and i'm fearful for my life. he claims when investigators arrived at his home, he hid in the sand with a cardboard box over his head. >>> food fight over. workers at raleys and nob hill reached an agreement today. details of the deal won't be announced until it is voted on by the whole union, which should happen soon. health care benefits were at the center of the fight. about 40 stores in the bay area were affected by the flight. >>> a san francisco man accused of violent sexual assaults was found guilty on 25 of 16 counts this afternoon. he now faces life in prison. frederick dozier was convicted of attacking three women along the 24th street corridor in the mission district between june and december of 2011 police say he grabbed the victims from behind and d
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> laura, this morning the prime minister of belize asking john mcafee to give himself up and surrender. police would like to talk to him about the death of his neighbor last week. mcafee claims he's being framed and refuses to turn himself in. in a phone conversation with the associated press, he explains why. >> to put myself in their hands i think is lunacy, i really do. what i can expect is that they will do what they do, beat me soundly until i confess to a multitude of sins, including i guess the murder of jimmy hoffa, and then simply execute me. and the execution would be the preferred method. and here in belize people die in prison constantly. >> mcafee has led an eccentric life since he stoeld his stake in the tech company. neighbors say he had a testy relationship with his neighbor. >>> this morning we are hearing from the father of sierra lamar. his first comments on the new charges filed against his daughter's accused kidnapper and killer. prosecutors charged torres in connection to three kidnappings at safeway stores in morgan hill back in 2009 unrelated to the lamar case.
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
the information. the pentagon had suspended her security clearance. leon panetta suggested general john allen who said he will cooperate may be the last person involved. >> i am not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. >> reporter: despite the probe, general petraeus who stepped down from the cia is scheduled to testify tomorrow on the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans accuse united nations ambassador susan rice of misleading the public when she said protests, not terrorists, prompted that attack. >> there's a ream of evidence. >> she should have known what the situation and circumstances were. >> she has a lot of explaining to do. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but to smurch her reputation is outrage. >> reporter: the president said this will not deter him from nominating susan rice. john mccain says if that's the case, he will block it. tracie potts, nbc 11 news, washington. >>> back here at home a high-flying start-up is grounded. >> the eureka zeppelin will fly no more. the z
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate, massachusetts senator john kerry, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. another candidate? the president's national security adviser tom donilon, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice. she was the the obama administration's representative who gave the initial ip correct intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack lew, who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep lew where he is and look elsewhere, perhaps to another senator or the clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's departure may not occur until the spring bu
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am PST
they already agreed to that. i think you heard john boehner say that already. we've had votes in the senate where we've actually gotten rid of tax credits. i think that's a given. and i think the vast majority of americans agree with that. the question is how do you do that and how do you allow taxes to rise at the same time you fix the real problem? and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. not just under this administration, under republican administration. >> let me turn to senator schumer on this point. >> so you have to approach both sides of it. >> let me turn to senator schumer. i'm going to ask you the same question. if the mandate is compromised, what do democrats have to be prepared to accept as a painful outcome in order to achieve compromise? >> well, i agree with you, the mandate is compromise. that's why we have a divided house and senate. and i think if the house stands for anything it's cut government spending, as tom coburn said, and i think we're going to have to do more of it. we heard the mandate in 2010, where i
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
comes at 7:00 a.m. >>> man on the run, john mcafee says he narrowly escape ad police dragnet in belize. >> mcafee wanted for in a murder. >> person of interest, laura. he's in his adopted homeland. mcafee has been talking by phone to a reporter at "wired" magazine. last phone call just a couple of minutes ago. he says that he has changed his appearance, dyed his hair black, and at one point dug a hole in the sand and crouched down inside with a cardboard box over his head. again, according to phone calls, from the eccentric millionaire, who founded the mcafee's virus software. police say that he's only wanted for questioning in the murder. >>> again, yeah, again. facebook shares are locking again. this will be the last lockup expiration when employees and other insiders able to sell shares. this is the biggest ever today. the number of shares in facebook now doubled what they were in the first day of trading. >>> head of san francisco's largest company, san jose's, largest company cisco systems, said hay had nothing to do with the u.s. government's scathing report of a competitor. cisc
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
are democratic and half of whom live in hollywood? >> reporter: republican leader john boehner said when he was talking about being open to new revenue, he was not talking about new tax increases. the president sits down with democrats and republican leaders here on capitol hill on friday. back to you. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died from injuries from a fall brunging the city's death toll to 43. homeland security secretary janet nah pop politan know has reaffirmed her commitment to be with those for the duration. now for a look at the weather here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. give me good news. >> that's depends where you are in the west. >> i want sunshine. >> go south. the northwest isn't pretty. rain and snow in many areas of washington state and oregon state. look at the radar. t
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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
-bye to the 22-year-old marine. >> thank you. he found a very successful anti-virus company but tonight john mcafee is a wanted man. officers described mcafee as a person of interest. he called to declare his innocence. mechan put a card board box over his head so he could breathe. he said police would kill him in they found him. >> it's one of the most exclusive cities yet there are two sides. a dramatic ip crease in violence has concerned and fearful neighbors speaking out. george joins us tonight. >> whether it's young adults making bad decisions. tonight police are trying to crack down on this crime wave in the community part of the city. >> waking up to gunfire and police worries long time residents of this neighborhood. >> reporter: just a few doors down, rapid fire shots came from one home. bullets flew but no one was injured. >> i was scared and nervous and praying. >> this woman has lived in the bell haven neiborhood her entire life. >> my main concern is my family and all of the youngsters that are killing and shooting each other. hopefully that -- maybe this can all come to an end on
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: john mccain got 31% in 2008, and for mitt romney this year, just 27%, in the wake of tuesday, republicans' soul-searching will center around places like orlando. bush won it in 2004, but a growing puerto rico population have now helped to fuel obama's win there, a group not happy with republicans. >> you go out and disrespect the hispanic community like that, you think that we don't notice that? >> reporter: in florida alone, the hispanic population has grown, but among them, the republicans have been perceived as tone deaf on topics like immigration reform. >> well, the answer is self- self-deportation. >> it is the words that are used. self-deportation, was i think, really, really hurtful. >> reporter: republicans must now figure out how to balance their core ideals and values against this shifting demographic landscape. >> republicans, at least at the national level, want to win elections. and along this path they can't win national elections. there will be a debate, then, on how you react to that. but i think the assumption will be broadly shared in the party. >> the post
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am PST
today. >> trying to keep up here with john or with mike. right now let's turn to christina for a look at the forecast. >> good morning to you. temperatures are looking good to start. it is cold out there in santa rosa at 48 degrees. we're expecting showers in a matter of hours. you do want to grab that umbrella as you make your way out that front door. let's check on mike and see if the congestion has cleared in his throat. >> i'm coming back up to kathleen turner, maybe kirstie allie level. >>> looking at the maps let's look at the east shore. we see yellow, the highlighting right through oakland and that is where our weather system is reporting that there might be gusty conditions for the roadways so we'll keep that in mind. also heading over the carquinez bridge, it's not the wind, it's the construction blocking a couple of lanes but we'll track that because it may last until 8:00. back to you. >>> happening right now, a carbon monoxide scare forcing the evacuation of a nine-story hotel. this is on the peninsula and this one happening at the embassy suites in burlingame just a ston
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. marine general john allen, david petraeus' successor in afghanistan and the next nominated head of military for nato nomination put on hold. >>> this scandal involves two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paula broadwell with whom petraeus had a relationship. >> thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious daughters. >> reporter: marine general john allen is married with a sterling record, but on a flight to australia monday aides to defense secretary leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the case involving allen's predecessor in afghanistan, david petraeus. fbi investigators you be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson,
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
john allen. under military law adultery is a crime but allen's spokesperson insists there was no affair. kelley is the woman who complained to the fbi after receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. agents found those e-mails were sent by paula broadwell, who was having an affair with general david petraeus and apparently was jealous of petraeus' friendship with kelley. the discovery of the affair prompted petraeus to resign as cia chief last friday. as for general allen, he continues to have the support of the president. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> general allen was supposed to be appointed to nato commander this thursday but that confirmation hearing has been delayed. meanwhile petraeus is not out of the picture yet, even though he has resigned. senator dianne feinstein says she plans to ask him to testify when the senate intelligence committee holds a hearing this week into the september benghazi attack that killed four american diplomats. >>> on the run and in h
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
. meanwhile, speaker of the house john boehner has relaxed his opposition to new tax hikes to solve the budget crisis. it was a sign after the election that republicans are ready to start negotiations. it's a good sign as fears of the cliff sent the markets into their worst fall so far this year on wednesday. let's turn to jackie deangeles who's live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> reporter: good morning to you, scott. well, the good side and the bright side of the news is that the u.s. stock futures are trending higher at the moment. as you said after a very sharp sell-off yesterday following president obama's re-election. the overseas markets saw a mixed bag. shares in asia tumbled overnight over fears of the looming u.s. fiscal cliff while the european markets are holding on to small gains. the dow had its worst day in a year closing below 13,000 for the first time since august 3rd to 12, 932. the s&p 500 down 33 points to 1394 and the nasdaq falling 74 points to 2937. marketwatchers no doubt looking for some signs of relief today as the s&p and the nasdaq also under key leve
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
john cruz, may be getting out of prison. cruz is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug possession conviction. a conviction that under the state's three strikes law sent him away for life. >> he has paid for more than enough. he's done more than enough time already. >> reporter: cruz's mother says the punishment didn't fit the crime. and now that californians have voted to revise the law, the mother of ten is hopeful her family will soon be together again. >> this is what he did for me for mother's day, for birthdays. for christmases, thanksgivings. like my daughter said, we're family. things that we do -- i have a bunch of pictures. and he's not in none of them for the last ten years. it hurts. you're not complete without a child. >> this is huge. very heartening. >> reporter: contra costa's public defender says that public defender across the state are trying to qualify who may qualify for resentencing hearings. she believes some inmates may win early release in just a matter of weeks. >> clearly the intent of the law is to release these people who are serving long sen
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Nov 11, 2012 3:30pm PST
of whom live in hollywood. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner rejects any hike in tax rates. instead he would close loopholes in the tax code. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> reporter: failure to agree by the end of the year would trigger a combination of deep spending cuts and expiring tax cuts. that could mean an estimated $2,000 more in taxes next year for the typical household. the jobless rate soaring to 9.1% by the end of the year. and possibly another recession. boehner and the president were close to a deal last year. the so-called grand bargain. $4 trillion in debt reduction including politically sensitive changes to social security and medicare. many think that blueprint still works. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and a government that has grown massively. not just under this administration, under republican administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy if the standoff drags on. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
-year-old john mcafee founded the santa clara anti-virus company that bears his name. he sold the company years ago for millions of dollars and then retired to the central american country of belize. well, tonight police are searching for mcafee after finding his neighbor shot to death this past sunday. 52-year-old gregory fall was also a u.s. national who had retired in belize. police have not released a motive, but the website reports the men were at odds. the neighbor had filed a complaint last week against mcafee for firing off guns. >>> it was a gruesome discovery in the east bay. a dying man stuffed in a trash can. the woman who lives at this home on tenth street in union city found the man yesterday morning, slou slouched inside of a bin that someone left in her driveway. she immediately recognized the man as 21-year-old joshua perez, a long-time friend of the family. he was still alive, but unresponsive. he died later at the hospital. hi, was a good uncle. he was a good brother to me. he was a good son. he didn't deserve to be put in a trash can. >> union city police a
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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
valley millionai millionaire. police are urging john mcafee to come in for questioning to help solve the murder of his neighbor. the 67-year-old mcafee is considered a person of interest in the weekend shooting of 52-year-old gregory fall. this happened in belize. mcafee told cnbc today i've been accused of something i didn't do. i'm moving every four hours and i'm fearful for my life. in 1987, mcafee started the anti-virus software company which bears his name. >>> there's no danger of another mudslide in daily city tonight. a pipe attached to a 978,000 gallon water tank ruptured around 4:45 this morning. 45,000 gallons of water just went rushing down the hillside park area and flooded several blocks. homes were evacuated for a short time. the water was eventually turned off. it took about 10 minutes. everyone is back home tonight. >>> coming up, a bay area mother is thanking police and not doctors tonight. >> it was a positive -- somebody's going to oakland -- they really helped me and they saved my son's life. that was a good thing. >> a good thing for sure. it was caught on video
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
with republicans. pelosi was first elected to the house of representatives in 1987. >>> pioneer john mcafee is still on the run tonight from police in belize, and now the prime minister is urging him to surrender, calling mcafee, quote, extremely paranoid and bonkers. the 67-year-old is wanted for questioning since sunday when his neighbor was found shot to death. mcafee is in touch with some in the tech world, telling them he is hiding from police for fear he is being framed. he says he is on the move frequently, and has dyed his hair and beard. mcafee says he is being harassed by police and believes before in april they raided his home for guns and drugs, but no charges were ever filed. but last thursday mcafee appeared at a public ceremony where he donated equipment to the police department. >>> next at 5:00, nurses stealing from patients. could it be there are new charges against two south bay nurses. >>> also -- >> my family is bitter. we are angry. we're heartbroken. we're devastated. >> a pharmacy at the center of a deadly outbreak goes under the microscope. new details into how
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
on college campuses decades ago. >> reporter: the co-founder john zimmermaner added smart phone technology. now passengers are calling for rides, paying a suggested donation price. we're seeing thousands of rides in the community each week. >> reporter: lift is signing up dozens of drivers. regular folks like jennifer. when she's, she rolls up in her car sporting the signature, pitching mustache. >> i find the passengers are all really great people. i haven't given anyone a bad rating. that's part of the system. passengers rate you and you rate passengers. so there's some safety involved. >> reporter: she isn't the only one worried about safety. the california public utilities commission is zeroing in on ride share ams. issuing lift, uber and side car, cease and desist orders earlier this year. now aing a $20,000 fine for illegally operating. citing concerns about proper licensing and insurance. lift says it is following the rules. >> we have a million-dollar excess liability insurance that covers the individuals using our platform. the p.u.c. for the entities they do regulate has a requir
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
. republicans want us to work together. >> reporter: and house speaker john boehner opened the door to higher taxes. >> good evening, everyone. for the purposes of forging a bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem, we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they better learn from an election that gave barack obama four more years. bipartisanship will get an immediate test. the dreaded fiscal cliff, automatic across-the-board tax hik
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
car. the victim was taken to john muir hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries. the carjacking and kidnapping has stunned walnut creek, a city known more for its quiet suburbs than crime. >> these days no matter where you are. i mean, it's happened out at concord at the mall. it's scary to think about it, but it could happen anywhere. >> reporter: police say that both suspects were in their 20s, white males. one was wearing a mask, both wearing gloves. one about 5'11", 190 pounds, with broad shoulders. the other about 5'9", 150 pounds. if you have any information that can help, please contact the walnut police department. walnut creek, rather, police department. reporting live in walnut career, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> cheryl, thank you. >>> new video now just into our newsroom. more snow is falling in the sierra tonight. you see the traffic backed up on 80 toward tahoe. chain control is in full effect. and that's not all. we could wake up tomorrow morning and see a light dusting of snow on our local mountain peaks. >> and we are already feeling th
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am PST
. conservatives say that's not what house speaker john boehner meant this week when he signalled his party is open to creating new revenue. >> boehner's position is exactly where it was a year ago, two years ago, four years ago. don't raise taxes, have pro economic growth and government will get more revenue. >> reporter: boehner also speaks today. >> what we have to watch for is whether the speaker and the president are on entirely different planets. >> reporter: but a fiscal truce won't calm wall street. >> it will create uncertainty going forward until everything is determined in the new congress. >> reporter: thursday the congressional budget office predicted if congress doesn't act, unemployment could hit 9.1% next year. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> as tracie mentioned, that fiscal cliff could end up trigger a rise in unemployment. for a more in-depth look at the possible recession that could be causing, we turn to jackie deangeles live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> reporter: good morning, jon. ratings agency standard & poor's says that it sees a 15% chance the u.s
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> house speaker john boehner also spoke today. he said this is president obama's moment and his chance to show he can lead congress to a bipartisan solution. >>> it is a flat out no comment so far from redwood city electronic arts after news one of its video games may cost one of its members s.e.a.l. team 6 team's their job. they were paid to help design those games, right? >> i'm he going to tell you right now, that's not unusual. i've met with video game designers for almost 20 years now. at those meetings you often meet with military consultants who help them. in fact, the army has its own video game designed by the army. the problem with this new video game, medal of honor war fighter, is the consultants were navy s.e.a.l.s., special forces. they're supposed to be far more secret. the defense department has told news agencies that several members of the team, including one member who participated in the killing of osama bin laden, have been officially reprimanded for revealing secrets to the game maker. in the military, that can be a career killer. secrets are relative. just explai
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
in our nation's capital. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand over that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year. if washington can't find a compromise. that could have a big impact on your bottom line. we'll get you more on that in just a moment. >> also it sounds a bit crazy but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >> plus with prices skyrocketing at the supermarket, as i'm sure you've noticed, every penny counts. we have some tips on stretching your dollars by making your everyday groceries last just a little bit longer. and speaking of money, some high profile women including the duchess of cambridge and first lady michelle obama, making it fashionable to recycle outfits. we'll tell you about the message it's sending to the rest of the world. >> i'll fess up, i wore this suit six weeks ago. all right we've dealt with it. and we'll introduce you to a true wonder dog. a poodle mix who was rescued from a trash heap, blind, and ver s
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
find offensive. >> customers, disrespecting me. some call me booker. some call me john. some call me jim. some call me nigger. all of that hurts, but you have to smile. >> he basically says he's smiling through the pain of being humiliated every night by his customers. >> yes. >> the meaner the man be, the more you smile. although you're crying on the inside. what else can i do? sometimes they'll tip you. sometimes they'll say i'm not going to tip that nigger. yes, sir, thank you. what'd you say? thank you again. don't talk to him like that. that's my nigger. i'm trying to make a living. >> you didn't see it coming. you thought you were filming the happy black. >> a happy black, right. >> night after night i lay down and i dream about what i have to go through. i don't want my children to go through that. i want them to be able to get a job and be qualified. >> i went there to photograph a minstrel show and i stayed there to hear a man talking about his life and what his dreams are. and it was so moving. >> tell that nigger to hurry up with that coffee. i'm on my way. >> well, i crie
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Nov 14, 2012 2:05am PST
's not a good card. >> no, it's not. >> now i have to get my uniform on. >> john came by to supervise my first game. >> someone says something about showing my hand. >> clear your hands and show the cameras so you have nothing in your hands. you clap in, you clap out. another dealer will come beside you. you'll clap hands. they'll clap hands. >> oh, okay, okay. then the players arrived. good luck. whoa, whoa! i won! >> that's not how it works. >> oh. sorry, i mean, everyone didn't play well that game. clapping out. >> you're clapping out? >> you guys clap out with me? thank you! >> we should mention only a small part of the atlantic city boardwalk was damaged during sandy and the casinos and hotels are open. for business. so head on down, show them your support. >> that is really great. >> carrie underwood gave a concert in atlantic city and donated the proceeds. >>> what's behind the bieber breakup? andy cohen has the scoop. >>> we are back with more of >>> we are back with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday. it's time for today's buzz to get you caught up on hollywood and abroad. >> h
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gave her the highest praise but came to her defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible for ben gazdy. i think you failed as the president before and after the attack. president obama responded to the petraeus scandal saying there's no evidence that national security was compromised. he stepped down after an affair with his bioography was exposed. he respects the fbi's protocol
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Nov 15, 2012 2:05am PST
osmond and john schneider, two people who came together and started it and now it's millions and millions and millions of dollars raised so that children can go to these hospitals free of charge. it's just miraculous. >> great, great charity. >> god bless them. it was great to see. you'll have to wait until may. but it's worth it. >> i was proud of my hody. >>> best known for delivering punch lines but in his latest film, chris tucker takes a dramatic turn. >> talk about the movie "silver linings" right after this. [ chuckles ] ♪ you're cute. ♪ [ door creaks, closes ] [ female announcer ] the protein effect. new special k protein cereal. with ten grams of protein and three grams of fiber... finally, a protein cereal to help keep you fuller longer. willpower. what will you gain when you lose? willpower. well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much yo
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